555 days with an Artificial #Heart

25-year-old man lives for well over a year without a heart, and still manages to play basketball.Without a heart to pump oxygenated blood around the body, you die pretty quickly. Transplants though, are hard to come by, which is why scientists are looking into using CRISPR to allow pigs to host human-like hearts.

http://www.alphr.com/bioscience/1003635/555-days-with-an-artificial-heart

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